The Iranian Society of Echocardiography (ISE) Statement on Performing Echocardiography During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Curr Probl Cardiol. 2020 Aug;45(8):100620. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2020.100620. Epub 2020 May 8.


Corona virus disease 2019(COVID-19) pandemic has caused a significant burden on the global health system. Considerable cardiovascular involvement has been reported among COVID-19 patients with higher ICU admission and mortality rates among patients with cardiovascular comorbidities. Consequently, diagnostic cardiovascular evaluations such as echocardiography are a crucial part of the disease management. On the other hand, providing safety for the patients and the healthcare personnel is a matter of great concern in the pandemic state. In this document, we have provided recommendations on performing echocardiography in hospital echocardiography labs and outpatient echocardiography clinics during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease of 2019) outbreak.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus / isolation & purification
  • Cardiovascular Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Cardiovascular Diseases* / epidemiology
  • Comorbidity
  • Coronavirus Infections* / epidemiology
  • Coronavirus Infections* / prevention & control
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious / prevention & control*
  • Echocardiography / methods*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / organization & administration*
  • Iran / epidemiology
  • Pandemics* / prevention & control
  • Patient Selection
  • Pneumonia, Viral* / epidemiology
  • Pneumonia, Viral* / prevention & control
  • Risk Factors

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2